Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Chess Tournament

Ranindu and Sasith have an average score

Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage, the Sri Lankan National Chess Champion scored 5 points out of 9 games at the above event which was organized by the Bangladesh Chess Federation to mark their Prime Minister’s 75th Birthday anniversary from 19th to 27th of September 2021 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ranindu who is from Ananda College, Colombo started strongly getting a draw with the Iranian Grandmaster Eshan Ghaem Magami and played with strong opponents, scoring points with FM Nazir Ahmed(2185), Nayem Haque(2080), FM Subrota Biswas(2282), all three from Bangladesh and International Master Mahmud Lodhi(2334) from Pakistan and drew with Asyal Abdijapa(2409) of Kyrgyztan and lost three games to International Master Shete Sammed(2412) of India, Grandmaster Masoud Mosadeghpour (2486) of Iran and Sourath Biswas(2219) of India to score 5 points and gain 77 rating points.
FIDE Master Sasith Nipun Piyumantha of Dharmasoka College scored 4 ½ points out of 9 games. He beat Choudhry Marsouqe(1801), Swarnavo Choudhry(2079), Sakline Mustafa(1770) and Sarrif Hussain(2118) all from Bangladesh drew with International Master Kostav Chattergee(2431) of India and lost 4 games to International Master Aronyak Goush(2440) of India, Grandmaster Vadiem Malakhatko(2447) of Belgium, International Master Fahad Rahman(2339) from Bangladesh and Grand Master Sugharev Alexander(2409) of Ukarine.
International Master Sankalp Guptha(2433) of India won the championship ought right scoring 7 points out of 9 games. Indian players dominated the event earning first four places to them, International Master Mitabha Guha, International Master Aronyak Goush and International Master Das Sayantan having 6 ½ points each to place 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
Bangladesh Grandmaster Zia Ur Rahman and Iranian Grandmaster Masoud Mosadeghpour also scored 6 ½ out of 9 but had to satisfy with the 5th and 6th places due to the poor tie breaker.
A total of 67 players from Bangladesh, Belgium, Czech republic, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Ukraine participated in the event. Nine Grandmasters and 14 International Masters participated in the event where the total prize fund was USD 15,000/=.
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